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San Diego Underground Film Festival Strives To 'Deviate From The Norm'

Aug. 20
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Underground Film Festival celebrates its fifth year with continued expansion.

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Herbie Hancock Reflects On The Influences And Highlights Of His Career

Aug. 19
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

San Diego will have a chance to hear the pianist, composer and bandleader, Herbie Hancock in concert Tuesday night at Humphreys Concerts by the bay. Hancock joined Midday Edition Monday to talk about who influenced his sound and creativity.

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Family Rockabilly Band The Sea Monks Perform In The KPBS Studio

Aug. 15
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego family band The Sea Monks perform their coastal country tunes in the KPBS studio.

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'All Shook Up' Mixes Elvis And Shakespeare

Aug. 12
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Musical Theatre just opened the jukebox musical "All Shook Up" that pays tribute to Elvis Presley.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Beethoven To Toni Morrison

Aug. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about celebrating the classics. From an exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets, to the history of L.A.’s Gold Star Recording Studios. Plus a popular alternative band returns.

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Catch The New Wave With Tiki Oasis 19

Aug. 8
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Tiki Oasis 19 kicked off last night at the Bali Hai and runs tonight through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Rebecca Jade And The Cold Fact Perform Songs From Their New Album 'Running Out Of Time'

Aug. 8
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

The San Diego band Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact have a funk infused-soul sound that hearkens back to the 70s Motown and Stax-record era.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Chamber Music To 'Jailhouse Rock'

Aug. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings two high-profile music festivals, one celebrating chamber music and the other highlighting a little bit of everything. Plus relive the music … and dance moves … of Elvis Presley.

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The Parker Meridien Announces New Album And Performs In The KPBS Studio

Aug. 1
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego band, the Parker Meridien, performs as part of the KPBS Midday Edition Summer Music Series.

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John Doe: From Punk Rock Pioneer To Punk Rock Historian

July 26
By Nina Garin

With a second book recently published about the Los Angeles punk movement, X co-founder John Doe has evolved from a punk pioneer to a punk historian.

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PigPen Theater Uses Cardboard Puppets, Imagination To Bring Heroic Mouse To Life

July 12
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Kate DiCamillo’s book “The Tale of Despereaux” won the Newberry Medal in 2004 before becoming an animated film from Universal. Now the Old Globe is partnering with PigPen Theater Co. to bring DiCamillo’s book to the stage with the help of cardboard puppets and flashlights.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Broadway Stars, A Pop Princess And Pride

July 12
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend brings major star power to San Diego — from teen pop royalty to a Marvel hero singing Broadway show tunes. Plus Pride highlights and a look at "Miss Saigon."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Tap Dancing, Hair Metal And Pop Stars

July 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

After the Fourth of July fireworks and barbecues, the weekend brings contemporary dance at the Bernardo Winery, hair metal at Cygnet Theatre and pop star Shawn Mendes.

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Teens Transcend Their Challenges Through Dance

June 28
By Melaina Spitzer

transcenDANCE wants to teach teenagers to dance and take pride in themselves.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Shifting Perspectives

June 28
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about shifting your perspective, whether it’s a new look at the world of Harry Potter, baseball songs interpreted by the symphony, or a modern way of looking at grand European art.

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